Maneck Behramkamdin, the Associate Vice President and Business Head at Godrej Aerospace, revealed that Air India (AI) and IndiGo (6E) have nearly 1,000 new planes on order. Further, approximately 2,000-2,500 engines will require maintenance in the future.
Godrej Aerospace Targets Airbus and Boeing for Parts
Behramkamdin told Reuters, “With so many aircraft coming into India, Airbus and Boeing need to augment their supply chain. Tier two suppliers of Airbus and Boeing are now looking at India…we are in talks with them,” underscoring the importance of expanding the supply chain to meet the increasing demand.”
Opportunities abound in supplying aircraft structures and meeting large titanium requirements. Additionally, he added that there would be a need for maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft parts.
Godrej Aerospace already exports crucial components to General Electric (GE) and Rolls-Royce engine manufacturers.
The company anticipates that its civil aviation business will generate revenues of 1 billion rupees ($12 million) in the current fiscal year. Subsequently, constitutes 35% of Godrej’s total revenues. Behramkamdin further expects this figure to grow to 50% next year.
India has actively promoted indigenous manufacturing and local sourcing of aerospace and defense components. Airbus and Boeing have recently committed to increased local manufacturing and investment in response to this initiative.
HAL GE Collab
In addition to its ongoing endeavors, Godrej Aerospace aims to manufacture modules for GE 414 engines. Further, become part of the supply chain for the next generation of Indian fighter jets.
A recent agreement between GE and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the U.S., outlines the joint production of these engines.
Godrej Aerospace has announced its intention to invest 2.5 billion rupees ($30 million) in constructing a new facility in Khalapur, Maharashtra, to support its expansion plans. This facility will house advanced manufacturing, assembly, and integration facilities.
About Godrej Aerospace
With a vision to fortify India’s indigenous space program, the Aerospace business was initiated in 1985. The company embarked on the development of high-precision spacecraft components crafted from exotic alloys specifically for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Since then, Godrej Aerospace has been actively involved in every Indian space mission. Further solidifying its role as an integral contributor to Indian rockets and spacecraft. This includes those employed in the Mangalyaan and Chandrayaan missions.
Godrej Aerospace holds the esteemed position of being a Tier One manufacturer of precision and cutting-edge aerospace components, assemblies, and systems.
The company undertakes global aerospace projects and collaborates with renowned industry leaders. This includes Honeywell, GE, Rolls-Royce, and Boeing for producing precision components.
Godrej Aerospace’s specialized infrastructure includes a large CNC machine shop, a welding shop equipped with ATIG and AMIG orbital machines, and comprehensive heat treatment and surface treatment facilities. Further elaborate testing facilities, CMMs, CNC measuring devices for inspection, and NDT facilities.
These state-of-the-art resources have positioned the company as a global leader in the industry.
With the growing demand for aircraft and the increasing focus on local manufacturing, Godrej Aerospace’s potential collaboration with Airbus and Boeing suppliers marks a significant development in India’s aerospace industry.
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